Monday, July 17, 2006
Parboiled rice from Guyanas Stockfeed plant has gained a footing in the Caribbean market. Figures show that some 1000 tonnes of parboiled rice have been exported in to Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Grenada and Jamaica and sold by distributors in these countries in bulk or repackaged. According to the entrepreneur who also manufactures Kaituk feeds and sells baby chicks, the next step is to market his parboiled rice under the Stock feeds Angel brand, which is already registered in the region. Badal, chairman of Guyana Stock feeds Ltd claims that the quality of this rice is equivalent to that of the US brand 'Uncle Ben's' and is confident that this product will be competitive with other imported brands in the region. The production capacity of the plant which cost $10 million US to finance, currently stands at 2,500 metric tones per month including packaging and bulk production.